Big Rock Candy Town
About the Book
Big Rock Candy Town is the story of two sisters who arrive from Ontario to live with their father and his new wife and family in the small mining town of Fernie, in the Rocky Mountains of British Columbia. But it is also - or perhaps more so - the story of Fernie itself in the 1950s, told from various points of view, which unfolds in the lives of immigrants from all parts of the world who seek in the Rockies the fulfillment of their dreams.
About the Author
Pegeen Brennan was born in the Cariboo region of British Columbia, spent her childhood years in B.C. and Ontario, and moved to Fernie in the fifties. She taught English Literature at the University of British Columbia for twenty-two years. Since taking early retirement, she and her husband live in Kilpoola, B.C., near Osoyoos. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in various literary magazines; she has published one novel: Zarkeen (Quadrant Editions, Concordia University, Montreal, 1982), and three books of poetry: Release, Word Thaw, and Thirteen Curses for Burial.